[ltp] 5400 RPM hard drives?

James McKenzie linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 25 Nov 2003 19:10:21 -0700


I replaced the 32GB 4200 RPM drive in my A22p with the Hitachi 60GB 7200 
RPM drive.  It is quieter and much faster.  If you are looking for more 
space, get the 80GB 5400 RPM drive.  I'm not experiencing heat problems 
with this drive.

James McKenzie

Ari Pollak wrote:

> This isn't totally Linux-related, so I apologize in advance.
> I'm considering a larger hard drive for my Thinkpad T41 (I currently 
> have a 30 GB 4200 RPM), possibly an 80 GB 5400 RPM.
> However, I'm wary of this, not because of the price, but possible 
> other issues - have any of you replaced a 4200 RPM drive with a 5400 
> RPM drive? Did battery life suffer? Was the drive any louder?